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Family Resource Associate

Université McGill

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted June 6, 2018.

Position Context:

Under the direction of the Associate Director, SEDE, the Family Resources Associate develops and implements educational programs and activities related to diversity and equity for the McGill community. They provide support for students with dependents through direct advising and resource creation as well as advocacy and policy implementation. Areas of focus include: information on policy and academic accommodations, direct support for students with family care concerns, researching solutions, advocating for more resources for students with dependents, intersections of gender and race on family care obligations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supporting the university’s commitment to equity and diversity by increasing student, staff and faculty awareness and understanding of issues facing those with family obligations, as well as enhancing connection among these groups

As part of the educational mandate of the SEDE office and the goals of the University the incumbent will:

  • Participate in establishing goals and learning objectives in equity education
  • Research, consult and develop best practices in family care at other universities both nationally and internationally to improve practices at the University
  • Research and develop curriculum, teaching approaches, methods and materials for a broad variety of audiences in family care issues. Including teaching consent based family care to undergraduate and graduate student volunteers, educating students about how to talk to their professors about leaves of absence, and informing professors and staff about guidelines for parental/pregnancy leave
  • Develop and distribute communications that will support the educational goals of the SEDE office while serving to increase awareness around the barriers faced by students with families, including web-based communications, brochures, promotional materials, and other printed materials.
  • Assist in developing and launching other activities in support of equity educational goals such as hosting guest speakers, offering more guidelines to family-friendly events, etc.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to assess the needs in their cohort, such as undergraduate students, graduate students, academic staff, support staff, postdocs, etc.
  • Collaborate with the SEDE manager to establish networks and relationships within the McGill community with other individuals and groups who have equity mandates or responsibilities (such as Human Resources, Teaching and Learning Services, Student Services, etc) to collaborate with them and integrate best practices in equity supports across campus. 
  • Represent the interests of students with family responsibilities on relevant internal and external committees, and act as a resource and/or advisor to other groups across campus
  • Support other projects and communication activities of the office as required, such as special programs and events, annual reports, equity activities, community engagement activities.
  • Through collaboration with the Manager, ensure progress and follow up on matters of policy through time management and direct consultation.



Three (3) years’ related experience


Undergraduate Degree

One (1) year related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

University degree in social work, education, psychology or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ related experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing social programs and resources for communities through consultation.Client-oriented with an ability to build constructive and effective relationships, ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. Strong organizational skills, including setting priorities and sub-goals, problem-solving and impact-oriented work. Expertise or prior experience in issues relating to equity and diversity, both globally and in a Montreal specific context. Ability to manage volunteers and coordinate multiple projects at once. Understanding of Quebec childcare/elder care legislation and practices as well as Montreal and McGill specific information. Experience with reading, editing and developing policy.Experience in a childcare, eldercare, or disability care setting. Strong verbal and written communication skills. English, spoken and written.  French, spoken and written an asset.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:


McGill University, Human Resources (Staffing)

688 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 1520

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1


The deadline to apply for this position is June 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Staffing will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at or 514-398-1660.


Social Equity and Diversity Education Office

Salary Range: 

(Grade 03) $46,300 – $57,900 (midpoint) – $69,500




until June 30, 2019

Reporting to: 

Associate Director, Social Equity and Diversity Education

Reference no.: 


Post Date: 

Friday, June 8, 2018


Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D

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